The Nonesuch

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Product Details
Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publish Date
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781402217708

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About the Author

The late Georgette Heyer was a very private woman. Her historical novels have charmed and delighted millions of readers for decades, though she rarely reached out to the public to discuss her works or private life. She was born in Wimbledon in August 1902. She wrote her first novel, The Black Moth, at the age of seventeen to amuse her convalescent brother; it was published in 1921 and became an instant success.

Heyer published 56 books over the next 53 years, until her death from lung cancer in 1974. Heyer's large volume of works included Regency romances, mysteries and historical fiction. Known as the Queen of Regency romance, Heyer was legendary for her research, historical accuracy and her extraordinary plots and characterizations. Her last book, My Lord John, was published posthumously in 1975. She was married to George Ronald Rougier, a barrister, and they had one son, Richard.

Reviews
Georgette Heyer is a highly gifted writer who creates amazing characters, witty dialogue, and fabulous intrigue that is combined with well-researched Regency cant, dress, food and behavior as no one else can. For any fan of Jane Austen's wonderful writing, Georgette Heyer is a wonderful continuation. -- Danya "Night Owl Romance" (05/05/2009)
[I]it is so charming with the style of writing it becomes amusing and witty... The book made me smile. -- Marie Burton "The Burton Review" (05/18/2009)
I love Heyer's voice and style of writing. Her characters a lovely and the situations they find themselves in are hilarious. -- Carrie Zimmerman "The Book Girl" (05/19/2009)
The characters are fun and alive. -- Shawn Remfry "Maymay's Memos" (05/28/2009)
I love the witty dialogue, the characters, the storyline, the setting, the action... It was a tremendously fun, light-hearted read. -- Nancy Horner "Bookfoolery and Babble" (05/28/2009)
The "Nonesuch" looks like a typical Regency romance, but as Georgette Heyer always provides, there is much more between the covers. -- Lady Anne "Jane Austen's World" (06/05/2009)
There is no doubt that Georgette Heyer is the queen of witty banter and sparkling repartee. Her wonderful use of language leads to a light and frothy novel that is so enjoyable that it is impossible to read it without smiling. -- Carey Andereson "The Tome Traveller's Weblog" (07/07/2009)
The details in Georgette Heyer's books are amazing. They make you feel like you are really there in that time and location. A great read for those that just can't get enough of those sorts of details. -- Nicole Heffernan "A Blog of Bokos" (08/21/2009)
The biggest delight is the picturesque way that Georgette Heyer describes the period. -- Christine Plaisted "Books 4 Moms" (08/24/2009)
"Georgette Heyer is a highly gifted writer who creates amazing characters, witty dialogue, and fabulous intrigue that is combined with well-researched Regency cant, dress, food and behavior as no one else can. For any fan of Jane Austen's wonderful writing, Georgette Heyer is a wonderful continuation." - Night Owl Romance
" I love Heyer's voice and style of writing. Her characters a lovely and the situations they find themselves in are hilarious." - The Book Girl
"[I]it is so charming with the style of writing it becomes amusing and witty... The book made me smile. " - The Burton Review
"The characters are fun and alive." - Maymay's Memos
" I love the witty dialogue, the characters, the storyline, the setting, the action... It was a tremendously fun, light-hearted read." - Bookfoolery and Babble
I really enjoyed this book and Heyer's characterizations... The folks at Sourcebooks [are] doing a remarkable job in bringing back the magic that is Georgette Heyer's Regency novels.
"The "Nonesuch "looks like a typical Regency romance, but as Georgette Heyer always provides, there is much more between the covers." - Jane Austen's World
"The biggest delight is the picturesque way that Georgette Heyer describes the period." - Books 4 Moms
"There is no doubt that Georgette Heyer is the queen of witty banter and sparkling repartee. Her wonderful use of language leads to a light and frothy novel that is so enjoyable that it is impossible to read it without smiling." - The Tome Traveller's Weblog
"I really enjoyed this book and Heyer's characterizations... The folks at Sourcebooks [are] doing a remarkable job in bringing back the magic that is Georgette Heyer's Regency novels." - Ex Libris
"The details in Georgette Heyer's books are amazing. They make you feel like you are really there in that time and location. A great read for those that just can't get enough of those sorts of details." - A Blog of Books